Journal

Temporary Closure

January 5, 2021

We are now closed to visitors as we observe the rules of the current lockdown.

We hope you all stay safe and well.

OUR ONLINE SHOP WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING THIS TIME, ORDERS PLACED WILL BE SHIPPED WITH THE ROYAL MAIL ON A SIGNED FOR SERVICE.

YOU CAN ALSO CALL US TO PLACE AN ORDER ON 01751 417550

Open by Appointment until March 1st

December 30, 2020

Thank you for adding to your collections in 2020 whether you have just started or have been with us for the past 25 years.

OUR STUDIO IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT FROM 4TH JANUARY UNTIL 1ST MARCH

OUR ONLINE SHOP WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS HOLIDAYS, ORDERS PLACED WILL BE SHIPPED FROM 4TH JANUARY 2021.

Glassmaking

December 9, 2020

I am feeling like Christmas has come early as we have a new camera for the studio. This beauty allows me to capture moments of making and the process.

I am enjoying myself very much. Hope you enjoy the snaps too.

 

Blackbirds and the Howgate Wonders

December 9, 2020

Our view from the studio. Blackbirds in the orchard opposite, making the most of the apples left for them. I’m keeping an eye out for a flock of waxwings, which sometimes arrive, make lots of noise and feast.

In the mean time, the blackbirds are a joy to watch. Bon apetite.

Last Orders Please

December 9, 2020

For online and telephone orders, December 16th is the last date for guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas within the UK.⁠

We post with the Royal Mail on an overnight tracked, signed for service to make sure your glass arrives with you with the morning post.⁠

It’s a big box for a small bowl, which ensures a safe journey ⁠
for your precious glass.⁠

Any questions, drop us a DM.⁠

Fox and Cubs – Reflections

December 9, 2020

Reflections and light…. love glass, it’s unique qualities.

Our final design of 2020, the fox and cubs limited edition bowl, makes the most of them all.⁠

Hand blown, hand engraved glass, signed dated and numbered.⁠

Last UK orders 16th December, international orders will be individually advised.⁠

Re -Opening Our Doors

November 30, 2020

We are pleased to say our Rosedale studio re-opens it’s doors to visitors from Dec 2nd until 20th December, when we then close for Christmas holidays.


Find us tucked away behind the village Church yard. ⁠

Monday – Saturday 10-4⁠
Sunday 2-4 ⁠


Fox & Cubs – Interior View

November 23, 2020

Sunshine and a warm colour.

This is the third and final design of 2020 for our limited edition bowls.

Fox & Cubs – Last Limited Edition of 2020

November 23, 2020

Like a field of hot coals fox and cubs crowds parts of the Rosedale churchyard from June until late October every year.

A perennial member of the daisy family, fox and cubs (pilosella aurantiaca) has many names including tawny hawkweed, Flora’s paintbrush and golden mouse ear. Its name refers to the way that many of the unopened flower heads hide beneath those that are already open.

It is alleged that hawks eat these wildflowers and that is the reason for their superb eyesight…

The seed head, dancing atop a slender stem, is both smaller and coarser than it’s relative the dandelion, but remains a vital source of nectar and pollen for bees.
Introduced to the UK in the 17th Century as a garden plant from the Alpine region of Europe, my morning dog walks give me a good reason to stop and admire this beautiful wildflower.

Made in two sizes, this bowl is a warm transparent reddy orange with a warm yellow lip wrap.

Hand blown, hand engraved glass, signed dated and numbered.

All UK orders will be delivered by December 18th at the latest, international orders will be individually advised.

Thank you – Contemporary Glass Society

November 23, 2020

Many thanks to Kirsteen Aubrey the new editor of Glass Network, the magazine of the Contemporary Glass Society.

The CGS is a dynamic growing community, passionate about contemporary glass.

You can find out more here

Great article Kirsty, ‘Living in a Bowl’ which underscores our collaboration, the influence of our location and the importance of drawing in our work.